David Beckham

Seth Rogen: “I would like to smoke a joint with David Beckham”


If David Beckham and marijuana had a kid, it would be a Buzzfeed list. It would be the most up-worthy of Upworthy posts. TMZ would pay a candy striper millions to get a photo of its ash-ridden diapers.

Perhaps that’s why so many were excited when Seth Rogan, movie star and noted marijuana enthusiast, linked his favorite pastime to one of the world’s most famous soccer icons.

From our partners at Soccerly:


Canadian stoner cult movie star Seth Rogen, doesn’t know much about football (or any sport for that matter), fulfilling his stereotype as a goofy and charming weed enthusiast. On Thursday, The Pineapple Express protagonist, did however express to E!, his desire to share a marijuana joint with ex-football player and popular culture icon, David Beckham.

“I follow the outcome of no sporting events on the planet. I wouldn’t even care if there was a Canadian soccer team, honestly. I would like to smoke a joint with David Beckham, though. That would be cool.”

Would it though? Far be it from me to question Rogen’s mastery of the herbological arts, but Beckham isn’t a natural talker. He’s not a deep thinker. He’s not philosophical, and he probably doesn’t have enough tolerance to handle Rogen’s weed very well.

Beckham would take two drags off one of Rogan’s hydroponic THC missiles, freak out, then sink into the couch. Best case scenario: Rogen gets to see Beckham eat some junk food he wouldn’t otherwise touch – food that would make him freak out even more.

It’s cool that Rogen mentioned Beckham, but given the frequency with which the man brings up weed, he’d probably want to smoke with any soccer star. He’d probably be willing to smoke out anybody, period. But if he’s wants to get a star high and discover the intrigue of international soccer, might I suggest Zlatan Ibrahimovic?

Klopp to the Kop: Multiple reports say deal agreed at Liverpool

TURIN, ITALY - FEBRUARY 24:  Borussia Dortmund coach Jurgen Klopp shouts to his players during the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 match between Juventus and Borussia Dortmund at Juventus Arena on February 24, 2015 in Turin, Italy.  (Photo by Marco Luzzani/Getty Images)
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Jurgen Klopp is on his way to Liverpool to sign a contract naming him the next coach of the Reds.

The celebrated manager, 48, has been on “hiatus” from football since leaving Borussia Dortmund last season.

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Reports starting emerging earlier today that an agreement was imminent, and now the BBC is among those reporting that Klopp will be rolled out Friday morning.

From the BBC:

No contract has yet been signed but that is viewed as a formality when Klopp arrives in Liverpool later on Thursday. He will be officially unveiled by Liverpool on Friday morning at 10:00 BST.

There’s not much to say besides this: Klopp’s addition to the Premier League will give more color and brilliance to the country’s footballing scene. Only a certain class of manager can be instantly expected to find a better system for an inherited group of players.

This could and should be a game changer on Merseyside.

Appeal rejected! Lionel Messi will face court trial in Spain

VIGO, SPAIN - SEPTEMBER 23:  Lionel Messi looks dejected after the La Liga match between Celta Vigo and FC Barcelona at Estadio Balaidos on September 23, 2015 in Vigo, Spain.  (Photo by Alex Caparros/Getty Images)
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It was a mere 48 hours ago that Lionel Messi looked close to in the clear when it came to tax evasion charges.

Now the question is whether a Spanish court will lock away the greatest active footballer, as a judge rejected the prosecutors’ (!!!) request to drop the charges.

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Messi and his father have already made a $5.5 million corrective payment, but there’s principle in play here. And the judge wants to know how Messi can claim he had no idea what was being done with his money.

From the BBC:

Lawyers acting on behalf of the tax authorities demanded 22-month jail sentences for both defendants.

“There are rational signs that the criminality was committed by both accused parties,” wrote the judge in a court filing, according to the AFP news agency.

Can you imagine one of the world’s richer men ending up in a Spanish prison? It’s very difficult to consider. In some ways it’s more plausible that he would buy his own island and start the “Messi Isle Premiership”.

Still, we won’t laugh off the idea, especially with FIFA apparently going down. Messi in prison. That’s something. Sepp in Switzerland. Lionel in Spain.